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D-Link DCS-942L
7.9 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Camera, but not worth the MSRP.

MICHAEL T., Newegg
16 February 2015
  • Summary: This camera is decent with the features it comes with, BUT I personally would not pay the retail price this camera commands. On paper, it looks like a great camera, but once you actually set it up and start using it, you see all the shortcomings. The microphone's quality isn't good at all.
  • Pros: - Limited night vision capability. - Connection to network via wifi or ethernet. - Can store video over network to a network drive or to a microSD card.
  • Cons: - Resolution is fairly low. - The low resolution + low night vision range make for pretty bad night / low-light image. - It's not PoE capable - If you set it to store video on the microSD card and whoever you're filming sees the camera, they can simply take the card out of the camera. - Having se...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good product...but....

Couldn't get it to work, Staples
26 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I couldn't get it to work with my windows 8 os......the installation site kept telling me I needed Java. .....tried to download java.....wouldn't download...so I'm not sure if it was me bing a dummy...or if my computer was being difficult so I got frustrated and returned the item
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap camera and difficult setup

Jonathan F., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: This is definitely not good for the average user. It was very difficult to setup and the automatic stuff didn't even work. And because of the low quality, even advanced users will want to stay away. However, for the price with the massive discount it may be a fair (not great) affordable option.
  • Pros: -Camera screen is a pretty nice setup -Night vision mode is kind of cool (yet fairly standard) -May have slightly easier setup with WPS enabled router -2 way audio works (needs a speaker hooked to camera though) Camera Screen: The camera screen in the settings web interface is actually pretty nic...
  • Cons: -4x digital zoom is blurry as all fuzz -Very difficult setup -Poorly designed Android app -Poor Resolution (max 640 X 480 at 30fps) -The web interface is the same as other D-Link products (personally don't like it) -Many settings don't seem to work or save -2 way audio often gives echo feedback s...
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Overall 4
4.0

The camera quality is what you would expect for the ...

DANNY D., Amazon
1 July 2014
  • Summary: The camera quality is what you would expect for the price. If you are planning to use Android or Windows, their software is ok (take note, OK, not good). If you will use this using MAC/APPLE, their software (D-Link) is NOT user-friendly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Yada Yada Yada

PJDSR, Amazon
24 June 2014
  • Summary: Good picture, but same issues as all the other models, proprietary software and you have to username and password every camera whcih is a pain in the neck. It's a shame they didnt' make a good software package because they would have the best line available for home consumers.
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Overall 4
4.0

I thought the setup was going to be easy.

JACOB HARTLE, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera seemed promising at first. I went through all the steps that the setup wizard said. For the life of me it would not connect to the dlink site for me to make an account.
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Overall 4
4.0

It works, but took buggy setup and narrow view angle

gadget guru, Amazon
20 December 2013
  • Summary: I was looking for a wireless camera to monitor my front door, which is well sheltered from the elements. I wanted something simple that didn't need constant access to a hard drive for recording so I liked the thought of it recording to the onboard micro SD card. PROS: 1.
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Overall 4
4.0

Customer noservice with Cloud

Michael F., Newegg
8 November 2013
  • Summary: Bought 6 of these and mounted throughout home. Two refused to upload to cloud. When I tried to resolve the issue with DLINK I was ignored. Cannot access two cams online but I can see everything on my network.
  • Pros: Clean picture, good range, works great on all versions of windows.
  • Cons: Don't be fooled with DLINK cloud. 3 out of 5 cameras show up on cloud for outside access. Emailed DLINK with no response, reinstalled cams several times, no cloud. Don't understand how such a great camera has no customer service support.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great when it works...

Clinton S., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Love the camera other than the networking issue, no way to attach Ethernet to it either... which is why i am using the wireless. If this camera had no issues with networking, it'd be a 5 egg camera.
  • Pros: When it works, its great, have it set up to on motion send 10 second (longest it supports) video to a FTP server i set up. Motion works pretty well, not really accurate, (is configurable to only monitor certain areas for motion) Night vision is pretty good, can see solidly 15 feet, but after that...
  • Cons: Stupid thing wont stay connected to the wireless network. Have tried updating firmware, static ip's, reserved ip's thorugh router, even just a normal DHCP. Continues to lose the connection to the router. Getting really sick of every couple days having to go and reset the cameras, especially when ...
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Overall 4
4.0

One works, one doesn't

Michael S., Newegg
31 October 2013
  • Summary: My life has been fairly busy, so I missed the 30 day return policy of NewEgg (from INVOICE DATE, not the received date), so I will send the non-working camera back to DLink.
  • Pros: The camera that works does an adequate job of showing the front of my house on my iPhone. It is easy to access and the picture is good enough. It is sitting 33 feet away from my router. so the wireless part works well.
  • Cons: The second one quit working after I moved it to it's location. I brought it back to within 3 feet of my router and it still did not work. The pedestal it sits on broke when I tried to loosen it so I could reposition the camera. That camera stand is fragile.
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